Obituaries

Atchison, Lillian Joyce

It is with great sadness that the family of Lillian Joyce Atchison announces her passing on July 20, 2024. Lil was born December 15, 1932 to the late Roland and Sarah Kruger. She married the love of her life Ted Atchison on June 20, 1951. Lil farmed with her husband Ted on their farm located in Findley, Manitoba. Later Ted and Lil bought the Belleview store which they ran together until their retirement in 1998.

Lil is lovingly remembered by her sons Tim (Shelia), Larry (Caroline), daughter

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Wismer, William (Bill) John

Bill, 87 years, beloved husband of Sandra Wismer, father of Shawnna, Jeff, Stacey and the late Lance, step-father of Ron Timmins and Stewart Timmins, Bill passed away in the Hartney Community Health Centre on July 18, 2024. A private graveside service will held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Bill, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Alder Rev. John Leslie (Les)

Les, 94 years, beloved husband of the late Eileen Alder and the late Elsie Alder, father of Ruth (Mark) Tombs, Lynne (Larry) VanBeek, Carole (Mike) Baker, grandfather and great grandfather. Les passed away in Souris, Manitoba on July 18, 2024. A memorial service will be held at My Church Winnipeg 955 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. Also a memorial service will be held at Faith Community Baptist Church, Souris, on Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. Private interment in

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Hardy, Gerard (Jerry) Lawrence

Jerry, 76 years, beloved husband of Ginny Hardy, father of Pam and Steven, passed away suddenly at his residence on his family farm near Deleau on July 13, 2024. A memorial reception for family and friends will be held at the Deleau Park, Deleau. Manitoba on Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 12:30p.m. Please bring a lawn chair. A private interment service will be held at the Deleau Cemetery. In memory of Jerry, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Brown, Mervin Lloyd

Mervin Lloyd Brown was born in Carroll Manitoba on January 23, 1936, the seventh of eight children to Norman and Ida Brown. He attended school at Neelin and Treesbank for the first few years of his life before seeking employment, where he worked for local farmers, and spent some time working on the railroad. On June 28, 1960, he married Sheila Thornitt and moved to Alberta for a short time before moving back to Brandon. Their son Philip was born in 1962 and another move took them to the junction

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Hansen, Geraldine (Gerry) Edith

Gerry, 89 years, beloved wife of the late Stan Hansen, mother of Alvin, Kelly and Cara (Alex) Butler, grandmother of Michael and Amanda (Scott), great grandma of Lillian. Gerry passed away at the Souris Health Centre on July 1, 2024. In keeping with Gerry’s wishes there will be no service. In memory of Gerry, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

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Denbow, Kenneth Larry

Ken, 73 years, beloved husband of the late Sheryl Denbow, father of Curtis, Carrie and Tina. Ken passed away suddenly at his residence in Reston, Manitoba on July 1, 2024. Funeral service will be held at the Centennial Centre, Hartney, on Monday July 15, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney. In memory of Ken, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Alzheimer Society.

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Watamaniuk, Andrew William

August 13, 1940 – June 13, 2024

Andrew Watamaniuk lived a good long life. He spent the majority of his life living on the land farming and growing a large garden that fed himself and whoever else between Souris and Gladstone needed potatoes. Andy would often say life was simple. Take care of the land and it will take care of you. Andy loved adventures. He often would drive several miles to see neighbours and friends despite never actually owning a driver’s license. One day that became

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Cochrane, Donald Lee

Donald Lee Cochrane passed away in Portage la Prairie hospital on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at the age of 69. Donald was predeceased by his father Eldon Cochrane, mother Louella & sister Ruth. He will be remembered by his uncle Ossie Cochrane & his aunt Donalda Neufeld. There are many cousins to remember Donald as well as remaining members of the Rowe family from Nanaimo B.C.

Donald had a very strong interest in John Deere equipment & spent many hours looking at their pamphlets.

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